'''Kakao''' () is a South Korean internet company established in 2014. It was formed from a merger of Daum (web portal)|Daum Communications
and Kakao to '''Daum Kakao''' in 2014,
and Daum Kakao changed its name to Kakao in 2015.
On May 28, 2015, the company acquired Path (social network)|Path
, a US social media company that had met with success in Asia.
On January 11, 2016, Kakao announced it is going to buy 76.4% stake in LOEN Entertainment
, Korea’s top online music service with $1.5 billion.